Members of 350 Central Mass and Sunrise Movement
Worcester held a standout outside the Worcester office
of Rep. James McGovern on Shrewsbury Street, on February 12. We were
responding to a call for action by the Build Back Fossil Free coalition
https://buildbackfossilfree.org/ and the Indigenous Environmental Network
recognizing the progress being made under President Biden and emphasizing
our requests for further action.
Less is More: Worcester's Robert Moylan Jr. Water Filtration Plant Lauded for Low Electricity Use, Worcester T&G, Feb. 4, 2021
With commentary by Paul Popinchalk of 350 Central Mass
Bill S.9: An Act Creating a Next-Generation Roadmap for Massachusetts Climate Policy
Joining in solidarity with many other Massachusetts climate activists, 350 Central Mass supports Bill S.9 (formerly S.2995) as a vital first step for addressing the climate crisis. Read our response to Gov. Baker's veto of this vital legislation.
Our members have contacted Gov. Baker urging him to sign it into law; as an organization, 350 Central Mass urges him to sign this bill.
We urge you to take a stand for the climate! Please contact your legislators and ask them to reject the amendments the Governor has proposed to S.9 that would weaken the bill, and for him to sign the bill NOW!
Read the text of S.9 here.
All winter we have continued our standouts to urge the Commonwealth to boldly address the climate emergency. We have stood out at busy intersections in Worcester, Shrewsbury, and Holden, with more connunities to come. We urge Gov. Baker to sign landmark legislation (S.9) to strengthen the state's climate policies.
The receptions everywhere were great!
We advocate for America to build a 100%
grid by 2035, electrify everything, and
promote environmental justice for all.
Because the climate crisis everyone, and
we’re running out of time to save the planet.
A summary of S.9 can be found here.
Check out the Worcester Telegram &
Gazette article about our public action.
Mass. House of Representatives Bill H4440 was filed by Rep. Dylan Fernandes of Falmouth and Rep. Jay Livingstone of Boston and cosponsored by 70 House Representatives. S636 was filed by Senator Marc Pacheco of Taunton and cosponsored by 11 State Senators. The bill is strongly supported by MassDivest, a coalition of climate and labor organizations working to divest pension funds in Massachusetts from fossil fuels. 350 Central Mass strongly supports this initiative. View the video news release of Dec. 14 here.
"Paul Popinchalk, of 350 Central Mass, said, 'In general, I’m very impressed with the Green Worcester Plan. It’s doing all the right things, just not fast enough. Climate change is
happening now, not in the future. We cannot wait until 2045, we need this tomorrow. City
officials can’t do this themselves, they can only enable us. We the people need to own this
and respond now.'”
What Drives Members of 350 Central Mass in the Fight Against Fossil Fuels,
“'Climate change is a crisis that affects everything and will be affected by
everything,' said Errica Saunders, a member of 350 Central Mass. 'If climate
change affects your food security, then you aren’t going to be able to afford
the food to put on your table if we don’t raise the minimum wage.'”